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Full-Time MBA Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Internal Structures and Operations       

Students who earn the MBA degree will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the internal structures and operations of businesses ranging in size from small to multi-national.

Goal 2: External Environments 

Students who earn the MBA degree will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between an organization and its external market and economic environment.  Furthermore, students will comprehend how management decisions affect relevant stakeholders inside and outside of the firm.

Goal 3: Integration of Tools and Techniques of Business         

Students who earn the MBA degree will be able to integrate and apply the tools and techniques of business, drawing on a broad-based knowledge of the major functions (accounting, economics, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management, and strategy) to solve complex business problems and make sound business decisions.

Goal 4: Professional Skills       

Students who earn the MBA degree will demonstrate micro-social and leadership skills necessary for lifelong career success.  These skills reflect effective self-assessment, communication, and collaboration within an organization.

Goal 5: Legal and Ethical Considerations         

Students who earn the MBA degree will think and articulate critically about ethical and legal considerations pertinent to the art of management and the execution of a business enterprise.